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  • Main Title Potential Disadvantages of Microtechnology for Future High Consequence Safety Applications


  • Author: Caldwell, M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Cooper, J.A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Covan, J.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: D'Antonio, P.E.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Spray, S.D.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: US Department of Energy (United States)


  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Additional Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)


  • Creation: 1998-12-18


  • English


  • Content Description: Microtechnologies (e.g., microelectronics, and micromachines) are useful and promising for many applications. However, since the small size and specialized materials of electronics in general and microtechnologies in particular appear to make them sensitive to many normal and abnormal environments, and since complete characterization of the newer technologies is lacking, they must be used with extreme caution in high consequence safety applications. Based on what is now known, we believe that they should not be proposed for high consequence safety applications, particularly for nuclear weapons detonation safety.
  • Physical Description: 6 pages


  • Keyword: Safety Engineering
  • Keyword: Recommendations
  • Keyword: Microelectronics
  • STI Subject Categories: 42 Engineering
  • Keyword: Miniaturization
  • Keyword: Uses
  • Keyword: Nuclear Weapons
  • STI Subject Categories: 45 Military Technology, Weaponry, And National Defense
  • Keyword: Explosions


  • Conference: Government Microcircuit Applications Conference, Monterey, CA (US), 03/08/1999--03/11/1999


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: SAND98-2829C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 2814
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc673280


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00002814